Since 2014 Coda has been working with local authorities seeking to increase the numbers of eligible families taking up their entitlement to free childcare for their two-year old.
We undertake community outreach to promote the offer to local families, targeting those that are known to be eligible for the offer. This can involve:
- Door knocking eligible families
- Phoning eligible families
- Visiting community settings such as stay and play groups, and Children’s Centre services
When conducting face to face outreach we take promotional material from the local authority that provides all the information they need about the offer. Our staff will also discuss the offer with parents; clarifying the eligibility criteria and explaining the potential benefits of accessing early years childcare – both for their two-year old and themselves.